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The potential of potash

Across the black soils of central and southern India, rainfed agriculture supports the production of a variety of crops. With high clay content, these soils require much higher potassium levels to meet plant needs, compared to lighter texture soils, such as those that occur in the northern part of India.
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Apart from age old unrelated recommendations, the attitude of farmers towards application of K varies according to the crops grown. Cash crops get the full quota, and others in negligeble quantity. This needs to be addressed by universities.
posted by: Kskarnic (11:49:07 Tue 9th November 2010)

 

 

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